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Kegging and Bottling / Re: keg hopping while carbing
« on: April 07, 2014, 03:12:30 AM »
I use a stainless steel screen that fits over the bottom of the dip tube, got it at my LHBS for about 5 bucks. Just toss the hops in commando, first pour some trub/hop material but after that it's clear all the way to the end.

Equipment and Software / Re: Floating Keg Dip Tube
« on: February 07, 2014, 08:50:14 PM »
Not sure it's worth it, anyone think it'll draw a better conditioned/carbonated brew. At the beginning this may be an issue but not after a week or two in the fridge.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg hops - Pellets
« on: December 05, 2013, 06:10:50 PM »
Just used one of these for the first time......

Had to cut about a 1/2 inch off the dip tube, and used about an ounce of pellet hops.......worked like a champ, all the pours were clear. Had nothing but hop sledge left after last pour from keg. The flavor and aroma from the hops was fantastic, this is how I'll dry hop from now on.

The Pub / Re: Great Halftime Show!
« on: October 27, 2013, 08:44:58 AM »
Well they are "The Best Dam Band in The Land", here's another good one from the Iowa game this year.
As far as the football team, lets just say I was born and raised a Buckeye. I sure would like to see them play Alabama this year for the national championship but it doesn't look good for us, even if we win out, the conference and our schedule just wasn't strong enough, but ya never know.

Beer Recipes / Re: first pumpkin ale
« on: August 24, 2013, 11:39:45 AM »
I would loose the 5 min hop addition and maybe move it to the 25 or remove. Seems loke alot of pumpkin for a 3 gal patch, me I would just use maybe 1 can (16oz) of pumpkin at the beginning of the boil. The pumpkin isn't going to give much of any flavor, it will help with the mouth feel of your beer and give some extra sugars. The spices look ok, but I would put them in at knockout. I'm doing my pumpkin ale next week and I'll still tweaking my recipe.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: How old is too old to buy an IPA?
« on: June 21, 2013, 11:45:22 AM »
I agree with the three month for an ipa, after that I'm not going to spend my money on it. Will it still be good? Sure, probably, but it won't be as the brewer intended it to taste/smell. Ask yourself, I'm I going to buy a beer called "Torpedo" that's 4-6 mos old and expect it to taste like it did when it was fresh, no. If you do it's your own choice and your willing to forgo what the brewery wanted this beer to taste/smell like, then it's all on you. If your amused by this then I guess I'm glad to have been of some amusement for ya.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: California common using 2112
« on: June 01, 2013, 01:49:51 AM »
Leave in primary. Then bottle. Then chill. Then drink.

Ok, how bout after bottling, carb at room temp for 2 to 3 weeks, then chill?

General Homebrew Discussion / California common using 2112
« on: May 30, 2013, 05:55:39 PM »
Hey guys, just did my first California common and I used 2 smack packs of 2112 for a 2.5 gal batch and It started fermentation just under 10 hrs at 62 degrees. I was wondering on how to proceed, secondary or leave in primary? I'd like to just let it go in the primary for 21 days at 62 degrees, then I plan on conditioning at room temp for 2 to 3 weeks then lager it in the fridge for say another 2 to 3 weeks before drinking. Any suggestions?

Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC regional experiences
« on: April 29, 2013, 05:07:04 PM »
I know we've had a few cover sheets not marked with a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place that did advance.  It happens.
What about ones marked with a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place that did not advance?  Anyone seen that mistake?

I'd like to see just the top 3 on each web site the second that the last region finishes judging.  But maybe it takes a long time to go through scoresheets and flight summary sheets and double check...

the reason I asked is post-Tulsa judging my name wasn't on the list of top 3 in Cat 14.  Yet my scoresheet shows up Saturday, and in addition to the 4 I knew about, my 14C says "3rd."
Hmm...maybe I'll hold off on draining that keg for a few more days.


Michael, I got my scores back today from Tulsa judging and I only had one beer entered, it was in the 14C cat. I scored a 36.5 and it says advanced to mini-BOS, I take that meant that it went to a second judge cause I have two score sheets. My question is that the "place awarded" box was blank, I guess that means I didn't place or will that be announced on the 4th? This was my first competition so not sure how this all works. Thanks

Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC regional experiences
« on: April 27, 2013, 03:52:55 PM »
OK  the NHC says all results have been processed!!  Now can we get the results?....or do we have to wait another week?

I dunno.  But New York was one of the first regions 'processed' and I haven't seen my score sheets yet.
that sucks.  3 weeks ago, right?  Got mine from Tulsa today, and they just finished 6 days ago.

Mine went to Tulsa also and haven't heard anything yet?? Maybe soon :(

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